Sunday, December 6, 2009

Birthday Puppy

Good morning from white and wintery PA! It snowed all day yesterday and I just can't believe how much we got...it's totally white around here! I'm not a fan of the snow, but it was pretty cool to have all this snow hit yesterday because that's when we were putting up our tree and decorating the house....felt very festive and Christmas-y. Anyway...



I finally got to ink up my new Helz Cuppleditch stamp. It's called Surprise and you can get it at Stamper's Dream. I paired it up with some more of my favorite Life Stories DP, added some Diamond Stickles to all the dots around the image, and gave it a big bow with a button from my French Twist Bag O' Buttons.

On the inside I used this Celebrate sentiment from my Just a Note set.



I thought it went really great with the stars in the puppy image. Both circles are up on foam tape and then I punched some Martha Stewart Confetti Stars from the DP. The stars are glued down with a Quickie Glue Pen.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Stampavie Surprise Clear Stamp, JustRite Just a Note
Paper: MME Life Stories DP, Neenah White, PTI Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Close to Cocoa (sponging)
Accessories: Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Diamond Stickles, Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Frenh Twist Button, Sponge, Circle Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Star Confetti Punch
Technique: Sponging, Gamsol Magic

Here's a picture of our driveway...holy snow!



...and here's a picture of our tree...



Enjoy what's left of the weekend and stay warm!

39 comments:

Mercy said...

aaawww, denise...this is so sweet! love that dp, and that image is just too adorable for words! LOVE IT!

Terri said...

This is darling and of course you have colored it beautifully...love it!

chercroppin said...

Really cute Denise...adorable image, great papers, yummy ribbon and button : )

This morning we (Central FL) awoke to temps in the 30's with frost everywhere (some people doesn't believe it gets this cold in FL!). My daughter has never seen snow, just pictures...she has no idea how gorgeous it is, the aroma, the glistening....

And your tree is GORGEOUS! I love how you have it in a corner with those 2 opposing windows...it's perfect!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great card, I love that DP and adorable, wonderfully colored image! Your tree is magnificent, placed in front of the windows with the snowy outdoors as a background! Both projects beautifully done!!

Caryl P said...

What a fun image--that little dog is causing some mischeif! Your pictures of the snow are beautiful...we awoke to a nice layer of white in NH. But the tree looks just amazing all lit up with a snowy background through the windows. Enjoy!

GCgirl said...

Lovely card as usual. I am always amazed at the precision, detail and beauty of your cards. Also, thanks for sharing the pics of the winter wonderland scene and your lovely tree!

scrappyjan said...

Denise, Love the card!! So clean looking. Love it.....

Love the winter picture and your tree is pretty. What in the world do you have it standing on??

have a happy Sunday, Janiel

Gabriela said...

Dalring puppy card, Denise, but your tree is stunning in the corner windows like that. I adore the way you use the flat base to accomodate the little village and give the tree stability - so SMART! It also allows installation of a small electric train around the base. Just beautiful!

Michelle said...

Adorable card, Denise! I love that stamp, and the JustRite sentiment on the inside is the perfect compliment. Isn't that MME paper awesome?

Your tree is gorgeous!!! I just got mine up last night. Now I have boxes everywhere! LOL!

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable card, Denise! Love the bow and button!
Gorgeous tree, girl!

Barbara said...

How sweet is that puppy?! Precious card, Denise!!! And I also love your snow and your tree!!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Beautiful card! That pupppy is adorable, and I love how you did the bow with the button and twine. Lovely!
Your tree is beautiful too... looks great in the corner with the windows.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

I want snow!!!LOL!! How fun for it to be snowing while you putting up your tree which is beautiful by the way! Love your card too! Guess I need me some of that MME dp!LOL!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, beautiful tree!! And a train?? Hoo boy....my kids would love that!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Oh, SO soft, sweet and adorable, Denise!

Your tree is gorgeous! Stay warm!

Joanne (jojot) said...

that pup is really sweet....love the deets on the card....your tree looks fab......we also had snow last night....luckily, not shoveable snow....just pretty in the grass...

Jenyfur said...

What a sweet and wonderful card (as usual!). Your tree is gorgeous, too!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Denise,what beautiful, i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Ohh wat een schitterende kerstboom ,zo sfeervol,zo gezellig.

Hugs Riet.xx

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Super cute card! Beautiful tree also :)

Cassie said...

this is absolutely adorable!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Denise - your card is super adorable!!! Your color is once again FABO!!!

Your x-mas tree is BEAUTIFUL and so festive!!! Do you have a train set underneath???? The snow looks sooooo pretty..and I'm glad you have it instead of us - he,he,he!!! I know I'm bad...LOL!!!

Enjo the rest of your weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

ChristineCreations said...

Wow what gorgeous pencil coloring Denise! And I love those muted papers too.

We've just come through a blizzard around here, so I'm relating to all your snow!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How GORGEOUS Denise!! LOVE this image and your layout!!
I can't believe all the snow you got!! It was really cold today here in NY...but no snow yet!! Your tree is GORGEOUS! Makes me feel quite merry!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a sweet, adorable card, Denise! Love your soft coloring and the beautiful paper. Brrrrr ... your driveway looks so cold and wintry! Your tree is GORGEOUS!

Connie M. said...

Such a pretty card, Denise!! Love the light sponging, and the fun button/ribbon treatment!!!!!

SNOW!!! WOW...I will have to take your word for it since we don't get any here...looks soooo beautiful, but I have to admit I am glad it is at your house and not mine! :) Your tree is just stunning too! I love all white lights!!

dolcreations said...

This card is so sweet! Love the little image of the dog! Love your Christmas tree! We are bracing for our first snowstorm Wednesday! I am not a big fan of winter so Please hurry spring!
Christine

Marisa said...

Totally cute image :D Love that look on his face - just makes you want to smile. Fabulously coloured as always too!

What a wonderful way to decorate for Christmas, with snow falling outside! Your tree looks gorgeous and I love the garland on top of the windows too :D

Denise said...

So sweet that puppy card! Love your beautiful tree, can you send some of that snow to Hawaii? LOL

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Precious card Denise!!! And your winter wonderland looks divine!!!! I LOVE trees and I LOVE snow. To have the two combined...pure delight!! What a beautiful Christmas tree too!!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, how cute! I just love the image and the soft colors you used. Great ribbon/bow/button treatment too! I'm so glad you got so much snow and not me. Gorgeous tree too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous Christmas tree!! We will put ours up next week. We also have snow. I like to look at it but not be in it. I have to admit the scene it created with all the snow on the trees on Sunday was breathtaking.

Love this little dog image. Too cute!! As always your coloring and design rock.

Hugs,
Chris

Joan Ervin said...

Your little puppy is sooo cute, Denise, great coloring and papers, too!!! Your tree is just breathtaking, gf....especially with the snow in the backgtound...sooo festive and beautiful!!! I was so bummed this weekend because we didn't get a single flake of snow and tomorrow it will be up in the 60's. So much for our winter wonderland.

Joan Ervin said...

Your little puppy is sooo cute, Denise, great coloring and papers, too!!! Your tree is just breathtaking, gf....especially with the snow in the backgtound...sooo festive and beautiful!!! I was so bummed this weekend because we didn't get a single flake of snow and tomorrow it will be up in the 60's. So much for our winter wonderland.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Absolutely adorable card, Denise - love the color scheme and the button/bow treatment.

Your tree is gorgeous! Funny, our tree is in the corner of our sun room, with windows on both sides, too.

It looks like your house is nestled in the woods, like ours, too. Our driveway is 800 feet long - luckily we don't have to shovel snow!!! Enjoy your winter wonderland as best you can!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Sooo adorable, Denise! Love that sweet image, and your coloring is, as always, incredible!!! Your tree is gorgeous too! We had our first snowfall on Saturday as well...so pretty (and now it can go away..lol). {{{hugs to you, my friend}}}

Cindy Haffner said...

Very sweet Denise, love your tree, hugs Cindy.

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful card, Denise! Love that bias plaid dp. Your Christmas tree is gorgeous! Beautiful snowscaped picture! TFS!!!

Makiko Jones said...

Denise, this is so pretty! The image you used is so adorable and your coloring was beautifully done!

Oh what a beautiful tree! Love the snow background as well :):)

papersunshine said...

Where to start! The puppy stamp is adorable and your card is awesome! Your "view" of the snow and driveway is so heavenly and your tree in that window with the snow in the background is to die for! How beautiful!
Lori